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for 15 years, they played there. but that's changed, due to a lockout lifted today. players are walking into a most unusual nfl preseason. >> lawn work. the day after a ravens deal. team convenes for the start of training camp. >> i think everyone is excited. we're all smiles. and probably around the whole country. definitely in baltimore. >> reporter: as the players arrive, there's reflection about who won't show up. veterans todd heap. and derrick mason. long-time ranks, among the surprising roster cuts before camp start. >> i really think that they bring me in six years ago, and allow me to further my career. so, you know, i'm not saying it's completely over here. but as of now, i am -- in a couple of days, i guess i'll be a free agent.
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and the good part about it is i know i can still play football. that's why i'm file smiling now. >> you are upset about it. but you know it's business. and you just want to -- you know, relish the moments that you have with them. obviously he's a lifelong friend. >> time to get back to work. something they actually look forward to, after a summer without football. >> feels good to be back in this building because -- i mean, i start again bored. and like you work out. and nothing else to do in the afternoon. so i got tired of playing games. so just started watching cartoons and sleeping. there were some smiles and laughs today. but also cryptic comments from ravens' dominic -- dom nick fox -- nom nick fox-- domonnic
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foxworth. he played a prominent role in what were some very contentious negotiations, with the ownership side. back to you, denise. >> and our complete coverage continues with meghan mccorkell. with fans. >> reporter: it really is the talk of the town today. ravens football is back. and tonight, it entire city is counting down to kickoff. >> reporter: all around town, ravens fans are ready for some football. >> i am overly excited about it, yes. >> i'm just happy that they finally came up with an agreement. and it's football. who doesn't love football? >> and are you excited that there's going to be a football season? >> yeah. >> relieved, the purple patio, during ravens games, a huge part of his business. >> it's a huge part of our profit for the year. and, you know, we would probably have to make some changes, maybe cut back on some things, lay some people off. >> people had to countdown to
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kickoff is now official. >> license plates. car mats, covers. steering wheel covers. >> also bringing business to poor boys in dundalk. >> people are coming in. it's just funny how it changes changes that quick. >> were is happy about it. baltimore is happy about it. i think everybody is ready to play football. >> the home of the purple flamingo, the place to gear up today. >> here's your barbecue. >> he even named his dog raven. >> this is a really nice shirt. >> reporter: with a winning look. now, fans are hoping for a winning season. >> what are your predictions for the season? >> i think they're going to do good. >> go, ravens. >> one thing is for certain. by the time the steelers hit town, ravens fans will be decked out in purple from their heads all the way down to their toes. we're live at m&t bank stadium
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tonight. i'm megan mccorkell. >> a new fashion statement. thank you, meghan. stay with wjz for complete coverage of the ravens training camp. we'll bring you team updates, interviews and the latest on players, signed and cut. police say she shot two men when they laughed at her. one victim died. mary is in the newsroom. >> reporter: artishia holt was just 14 years old when she shot the two men in the head. the two men apparently laughad the her -- laughed at her when she pulled a gun out to rob them. her 19-year-old brother also pleaded guilty to helping her in the crime. now, 15, holt faces between 15 and 50 years in prison at her sentencing, scheduled for september. >> her mother tells our media partner with the baltimore sun, she agrees with her daughter's decision to plead guilty. firefighters make a grim
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discovery inside a burned-out home in northeast baltimore. three people dead from gunshot wounds. now, police are trying to solve this triple murder and arson. wjz is live. adam may has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: tonight, police tell me they have recovered some physical evidence from that home. and they're following up on new leads. they're also reviewing their own response after they were called to the scene twice. >> reporter: city police investigate an party arson, intended to disguise a triple murder. at first, neighbors heard gunshots. >> they heard some shooting. like 4:15, or 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: police responded to the home. but officers left when no one came to the door. >> they did an area canvas. they knocked on the residents. they looked for any type of evidence of discharging gunshots. and unfortunately, did not find anything. >> reporter: two hours later, neighbors called 911 again, when flames came from the same house in the 4300 block of nicholas avenue. >> i got up and looked out the window. and i saw my neighbor's house across the street.
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i saw black smoke. on the second story floor. >> reporter: inside, firefighters found three people with gunshot wounds to the head. two males dead. a woman barely clinging to life. >> so they quickly removed her from this location. treated her on the scene. and quickly transported her to bayview. >> that is daughter of one of the other victims. >> the neighbor was really nice. he was really quiet. >> it's terrible. i don't know what this world is coming to. >> neighbors say the other victim was her boyfriend. police are looking into the criminal background and their own response. >> we'll look at the call for service. and see, did we do everything we could have done? >> so police are going to be examining on their own. and the issue of probable cause. if officers thought they had it, and they went inside the home the very first time, is it possible they would have found the gunman? and could any of the victims possibly survive the injuries?
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report being live, adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you very much, adam. and police are not releasing the names of the victims. tonight, they say the homeowner, a 58-year-old man, did not have a criminal background. we have breaking news to tell you about now. charges have just been filed in the disappearance of a baltimore infant. kai has the latest on this case. wjz has learned that 16- year-old janay bruiser has been charged as an adult with abducting keyon birch. police say the boy's father left the child with bruiser, who then took off with them. -- him. they were both found at a bus stop in washington, d.c. yesterday morning. bruiser is charged with two counts of child abduction, assault and burglary. the boy was not hurt. >> it is unclear why the teen took off with the child. accused of stealing historic documents from the maryland historic society, two
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suspects are denied bail but then tay are -- they are given bail but it a lot is a lot of money. >> landau has made a career studying residents of the white house, not the big house. that was before landau was ordered to be held here. he and his assistant were accused of stealing documents. today, landau's lawyer argued for bail and got it. >> mr. landau has been granted a $500,000 bail with a condition that he surrender his passport and report to pretrial services in baltimore city once a week. >> reporter: jason's bail was set even higher at $750,000. police say he controlled the museum where the documents were in. they were valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> reporter: but historic towments have value-- documents have value beyond money. >> reporter: when the exhibit
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opened in april, it took documents to bring the past alive. >> you can show quotations from letters and diaries and letters from the newspapers and be touched by how ghastly a time in our history this really was. >> reporter: but it's landau's future his lawyer is really worried about. >> even though he has no prior criminal record. and no prior failure to appears, he is a new york resident. and the have found that somewhat concerning. so that is why there is what i would consider a ridiculously high bail in this case. >> reporter: but if raised, it's better than jail. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, barry landau's lawyer hoped to arrange bail today, but calls to verify landau's status have not been returned. call to come to some sort of deal on the debate over debt. democrats and republicans are arguing over plans to cut spending and raise the debt
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limit. they need to make a decision before august 2nd. or the u.s. could default on its debt for the first time in history. >> it's reasonable. it's responsible. it can pass the house. and it can pas the september. and i hope the president will consider signing it into law. >> a budget deficit is an excuse for the republicans to undermine government, plain and simple. they don't just want to make cuts. they want to destroy. >> president obama says he will not sign a short-term extension of the debt ceiling. maryland has a lot to lose in the debt debate. and people who count on cash from the government are sweating it out tonight. wjz is liveand derek valcourt has more. >> federal workers are concerned because the federal government contributes so much to maryland's economy. >> reporter: as a stalemate in washington over the debt ceiling and spending cuts reaches critical levels, marylanders of all walks are
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getting nervous. >> we can settle all of this other policy stuff later. but don't hold the economy hostage. >> especially worried, marylanders on fixed income. >> if medicare costs and benefits -- or benefits go down and cost goes up for me, i can't meet my basic living expenses. >> reporter: also on edge, marylanders who work for the government. >> call your senators and congressmen immediately, to object to these pay and benefit cuts. >> reporter: but slashes to federal spending and debate could mean big trouble for all of maryland. >> one could argue that maryland is more vulnerable to federal government downsizing than any other state in the country. >> reporter: that's because in 2008 alone, maryland benefited in federal procurements, wages and grants. there are a quarter million federal jobs locate maryland immediate. in all, federal agencies employ 9% of the work force. and that doesn't even include
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the tens of thousands of maryland contractors working with the government. economist anaban basu says if maryland works with an entitlement program, it would spread even three through -- evenly through the country. >> cut johns hopkins and institutes across the state, of course that would fall on marylanders. >> reporter: either way, he predicts nationwide economic trouble if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling by next week. >> reporter: one recent report found that if congress slashes federal spending by $4 trillion as some lawmakers want, maryland could stand to lose 150,000 jobs. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right. thank you, derek. economists say maryland would need to attract significant private sector investment to offset the losses associated with federal government downsizing. a warm and comfortable
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summer evening. enjoy it while it lasts. take a look at sky eye chopper 13. humidity will be going back up again soon, we understand. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating the first warning weather continues. r. let's take a look at the warm temperatures outside. lots ever places still in the 90 -- lots of places in the 90s. 93 here. 75 the cool spot. 87, ocean city. 93 in washington. diewmentd, however, -- dew point, however, is low. however, when you take the 93 in baltimore and combine it with the lower dew point, it actually feels like 92 degrees. now, that doesn't seem like a big deal. but if the dew point today was in the 70s, it would feel well over 100 degrees. so doesn't look like that until probably the end of the week. next couple of days, enjoy it. bernadette has a look in the outback with a look at how horrible the heat wave was.
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>> well, it wasn't the best weather that's for sure. our average high temperature has been in the 90s, as we well know. but 97.5 degrees was our average high. now, during that same time. the normal average is 88 degrees. and for our overnight lows, so much moisture and humidity in the air. temperatures were not allowed to drop much. we average 75.4 degrees. and the average during that time now, for normal values, 66 degrees. so overall, about 10 degrees above average for highs and lows just last week alone. now, the humidity is going to build once again. i'll have the forecast coming up. >> thank you, bernadette and bob. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. fire down below. 10 years after the trains on a fire that triple -- crippled the city for a week. do safety improvements go far enough? same-sex marriage, versus holy matrimony. religious leaders organized to stop same-sex legislation. i'm mike schuh, across from
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camden yards. the man who helped put baltimore baseball on the map, is now being put on a pedestal. the story when eyewitness news continues. and a terrific tuesday evening. but the humidity is coming back. the updated first warning forecast coming up. ,,,,
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maryland state trooper. sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene. captain mike perry with more. >> personal injury accident,
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involving a maryland state police car. firefighters called to the scene of route 43 at honey go boulevard. this is right outside the whitemarsh mall. apparently a maryland state police car collided with the side of another vehicle. it is not clear what the circumstances were, causing this collision. but it appears that both have suffered some injury. paramedics are on the scene. baltimore county police have route 43 closed in the westbound direction. pretty much in its entirety. you can see fire trucks are blocking most. roadway. not clear how significant the injury is to the trooper or the other person in the car. but the roadway is completely closed here as they conduct their investigation. back to you. >> captain mike perry, live in sky eye chopper 13. defenders have one man, one woman marriage. join together to fight off governor o'malley's attempt to legalize same-sex marriage in maryland. political reporter pat warren reports, some of the state's most political opponents are leading the charge. >> reporter: legalizing same-
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sex marriage. >> i was the first person in the legislature to say, you know, i'm happy to be here. and you know what? i'm gay. >> reporter: limiting marriage to one man, one woman is a personal crusade for others. >> this is our position. and this is our stand. we have a fight on our hand. >> reporter: religious leaders from around the state join delegate ask pastor emmett burns to fight against legalizing same-sex marriage. >> i believe new york showed that you can do those things. >> maryland is not new york. >> we need to hold their feet to the fire. we want mayor martin o'malley to understand that the people of maryland don't want same-sex marriage. >> we don't want it to happen. >> we are not taking the pontius pilate position on it. we are not washing our hands on it. we don't want it in churches. we don't want it in the community. we don't want it any place. >> reporter: he says is t is
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not about hate. >> god has established a man and a woman to be married, to have children, procreate. that doesn't take away from the fact that god loves everyone unconditionally. >> reporter: in this case, love is the battlefield. >> all of us want our children to grow up in homes that are stable and secure. and loving. and committed. and protected equally under the law. and that's what this is about. >> reporter: at the least, getting a final vote in the general assembly could move the issue to referendum. and maryland voters will have their say. in woodlawn, i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. a same-sex marriage bill passed the maryland senate this year but failed to get a vote on the house of delegates. a lot of votes for low humidity. >> there you go. >> big time. >> and as always, be comfortable. that's not going to last too much longer. tomorrow will be very nice. 93 now. humidity is only 30%.
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dew point, even lower than it was last week. quite a bit. pench degrees. -- 57 degrees. barometer holding steady now. take a look at cooler and dryer air for tomorrow. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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dry. feels a lot more comfortable than it was last week. take a look at temperatures
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now. 93. it's pretty hot. 93 in hagerstown. d.c., 90, easton. cumberland, 90. ocean city, 87. the cool spot, oakland. only 75. but once again, the dew point is way down. last week, it was in the mid- 70s. just made it feel so uncomfortable. you could cut it with a knife. today, it's dry. sunny, nice breeze. 90 in west mip ster. -- westminster. annapolis, kent island. with the low dew points, it is going to be a comfortable night. look at these nice temps. 70s. 60s. 63 at nantucket. boston, down to 72. new york dropped to 80. some rain there. 91, philly. 93, baltimore. south of us, still in the mid- 90s. dryer air, even a little cooler air coming in tomorrow. winds right now, to the southwest. tomorrow, it will be more out of the north and northwest, as even dryer air moves in overnight. and during the day tomorrow. see the low pressure spinning
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over quebec, that's what's causing those showers. it's actually driving another front. can't even see it. just a few dots of showers. but later tonight, the winds go back to the northwest, even dryer. and yes, cooler air moving in. a really beautiful day coming up tomorrow. now, by thursday, in same area of high pressure will begin to move off the coast. that means the winds go back to the southwest. higher temperatures, yes. couple of degrees higher. and also, increased humidity. thursday, friday. and into the weekend. northwest winds, 5 to 10 knots. bay temp, around 85 degrees. tonight, clear. just a few clouds later. 66. some spots, low 60s. downtown, probably 72. 89. lots of sun. but low humidity. tomorrow will be a really nice end of july day. but you can get serious sunburn in daylight tomorrow. >> okay. yes, thank you, bob. still to come on wjz eyewitness news. face to face with a shark.
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little girl forgives the deadly animal that nearly killed her. 20 children have died this year, after being left in a hot car. i'm mary bubala. the government is trying to raise awareness so parents don't do that. that story next on eyewitness news. nightmare in norway. a look behind the man behind ,,,
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we're now about 45 seconds before 6:30. 93 degrees and dry, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. the lawyer defending the norwegian mass murder suspect, says his client is insane. anna metranga from oslo, norway. >> reporter: 16-year-old edith didn't think she'd see her family again. she was on the island when the gunman opened fire. >> i was that scared might have life. but i thought, i'm not able to say goodbye. >> reporter: knudsen jumped into a boat to escape the
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bullets. she said that split-second decision saved her life. >> i am so sure i would not survive if i didn't. >> reporter: at least 76 people died during the rampage and a bombing in oslo. the lawyer for the suspect says his client is likely insane. >> he's in a war. and he says the rest of the world, especially the western world, don't know his point of view. >> reporter: a handful of people are missing. authorities say they are combing the entire island and now looking through the water. >> we are doing our best to find them so parents can have a grave to go to. >> reporter: people are paying huge tributes to the victims, with huge displays of candles and flowers all over downtown oslo. and some are bringing flowers to the dock, facing the island
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retreat. >> we are a small country. and it's our suffering also. >> reporter: police have reduced security near the bomb site, saying it's time to give the city back to the people. anna metranga, cbs news, oslo, norway. >> while he claims to be part of a higher conspiracy. officials now believe he acted alone. a 6-year-old girl is recovering after a face-to-face encounter with a shark. >> lucy was riding her boogie board off the coast when a shark attacked. she suffered injuries to her leg and foot. fortunately, her father and his wife are doctors and they were able to stop the bleeding. her father expects her to make a full recovery. >> going to go through physical therapy. she'll be in a wheelchair for a little bit. but all of her pieces #-r there. -- were there. the staff here put her back
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together appropriately. and she's going to walk and function pretty well. dance, run and play like she should. >> reporter: lucy says she doesn't blame the shark. she thinks it mistook her for a fish. and get this, when she's healed, she plans to get back in the water. >> if the parents let her. thank you, monique. experts think it's a bull shark that attacked her. it's an accident that could happen to any parent. accidentally forgetting your child in a hot car. >> reporter: well, vic, each year, about 35 children die in the back seat of a vehicle, when the parent or caregive is distracted to the point they forget to take the child to day care. and when it's this hot, the problem is worse. >> reporter: with record high temperatures, 27 children have died after being left in hot cars by accident. the national safety
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administration held a round- table discussion to step up efforts to raise awareness. florida has seen 56. and in texas, 71 children have died in hot cars over the years. including this little girl, whose mother is on a crusade to educate mothers. >> one of the saddest things to admit to you today, is that ray- ray's death may have been prevented in so many ways. she was accidentally left in the car on a hot day, instead of being dropped off day care. we are now living in a perpetual nightmare without our ray ray. >> reporter: experts say one thing you could do is take a stuffed animal and bring it up to the front seat. the other is to put your briefcase in the back seat of the car so you have to get it from the back seat. temperatures soar in minutes.
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the mother who spoke today, wants day care centers to call parents when their children don't arrive on time. >> reporter: and last month, in virginia, a mother received that call from her child's day care, 20 minutes after she arrived at work. she went outside and found her daughter dead in the car. the temperature in the car was well over 100 degrees. vic, back to you. >> today's panel plans to issue recommendations for parent to start a new awareness campaign. investigators in frederick are trying to determine if as many as nine fires. the string of fires have been set on the city's north end, since late december. so far, no one has been hurt in those fires. fight fears call -- firefighters call it derailed. now, the howard street tunnel fire. wjz investigates. adam may examines safety changes and whether they're enough. >> reporter: in a tunnel, under
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the streets of downtown baltimore. a train transporting dangerous chemicals to rails. manhole covers explode. city businesses shut down for a week. firefighters risk their lives, battling a 1500-degree fire. >> we called under. the howard street tunnel fire in downtown baltimore. >> heinbuck was in charge of the response 16 years ago. though nobody was hurt, analyst found the need for better communication and teamwork. >> reporter: that's why meetings like these are held every year. >> you guys could handle any emergency? here now? >> i think we could. >> reporter: but some say only focusing on response training ignores the real danger. >> it's been 10 years since that fire. do you think enough has been done? >> no. we need major changes like we need a new tunnel. >> reporter: helen bentley is a well-respected expert on
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transportation transportation issues. since the 1960s, she's been pushing for a $1 billion replacement. >> reporter: why do you think it is so important to replace that tunnel? >> all of the north-south traffic of the east coast goes through that tunnel. and if there is ever a real breakdown. i mean an explosion or terrorist, we have real trouble in this country. we need to do something about it. >> do we need a new tum? >> i think we would need a new tunnel. but not for safety reasons. >> reporter: it's a mile and a half long, busy parts downtown. end being at camden yards. at more than 100 years old, the tunnel is a single lane with low clearance, too small for modern or bigger trains. >> if we were to have a deeper tum, we could ex -- tunnel, we could expand jop opportunities. >> reporter: a spokesman also says calls for a new tum are a
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commerce issue, not a safety one. >> is the tunnel antiquated? should it be replaced? >> the tunnel structure clearly is old. but we believe it is a very safe way to move product through the city. >> reporter: last august, another train derailed in the tunnels. luckily, it did not catch fire. if it had turned into a repeat of 2001, congresswoman bentley feels others would see it her way. >> redoing that tunnel, is a matter of national security. they have to come up. and they will. maybe not in my lifetime. but they will. >> reporter: adam may, we'll eyewitness news. -- wjz eyewitness news. >> on average, more than two dozen trains use the howard street tunnel every tay. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. a growing controversy in the local school system is making it higher while teachers are being let go. find out how chefs deal with the dog days of summer in hot
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kitchens. and for these stories and more, read tomorrow tomorrow's baltimore sun. remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. he is known as the best third baseman to ever may the game. brooks robinson elevated the orioles during his time in uniform. and now, friends and fans are elevating him to a permanent perch across baltimore. >> reporter: just look at who we immortalize here in this town. at this stadium, johnny unitas. at the heart, william donald schaefer. babe ruth. and now, pope john paul. now, the fifth statue. mvp, golden glove, multiple all- star. brooks robinson. >> brooks will be on top of the base. brooks is 9 feet tall. and he will be fielding a ground ball. and will be fielding it in the direction. park. >> nicknamed the hoover for his ability to scoop up the ground ball. this is made by the baltimore
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artist who created the polk statue downtown. he will stand across the street on city land, a major gateway to baltimore. >> so that as people come into the city, and a lot of people do come this way, they're welcomed by brooks. brooks greets them. and it really establishes his status as an iconic baltimore citizen. >> reporter: right now, the base is poured and the granite is being installed. here's a neat trick. take a picture of the bar codes to be installed here. and your phone will give you more info about brooks. >> here's the deal. 100 years from now, when people won't know as much about brooks as we do, this way, hopefully they'll be able to get that information. >> reporter: the statue has already been cast. it will arrive in september and be available in october. >> most of the $400,000 cost to put up the brooks statue is coming from the heir to crown petrollium,
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a 25-year-old man has gone missing. rescuers pulled the man from a deep hole. he was bitten by snakes and dehydrated but was conscious during the rescue. he was taken to an area hospital where he is recovering. a cancer diagnosis can be defer stating and overwhelming. but now, the state has stepped up efforts to help patients fight the disease. monique griego has more on what their new plan means for you. >> reporter: all around town, ravens fans are ready for some football. >> i am overly excited about it, yes. >> i'm just happy they have come to an agreement. who doesn't love football? >> are you excited -- >> obviously, that was the incorrect package, the incorrect story. we'll try to get that story for you a little later. and scott pelley -- >> yeah, bob schieffer has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening
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news. >> can a debt crisis be avoided as democrats and republicans stand off just one week away from the august 2nd deadline? we'll take a closer look at each plan and what's at stake. that story tonight on the cbs evening news. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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monique griego has details on a new state cancer plan and what it means for you. >> reporter: michael cash is staying positive through his battle with throat cancer but says at first, the diagnosis was overwhelming. >> way to go, what to do. what kind of chances do i have to survive? >> reporter: in maryland, one in four people will die of cancer, making it the leading cause of death. those numbers prompted state leaders to cancel a healthcare plan. >> this is truly a comprehensive provision for how
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to treat cancer. >> reporter: it works as a guidebook for caregivers. >> how to navigate that system. because people fall through the cracks. >> reporter: tamika, a cervical cancer survivor, helped. she had one simple goal. >> to make sure that people who are uninsured, underinsured, or people of color, have the same access as everyone else. >> reporter: in 1976, maryland had the third highest cancer rate. in 2003, we dropped to 21st. state health leaders say things will keep getting better if people improve their lifestyles. >> reporter: you can first help yourself by exercising then eating right. but kicking the habit was the plan's number 1 prevention point. -- not -- >> it's not just about the cancer. it's about the overall health. >> reporter: maryland is the right place for him to be. >> reporter: the university of maryland green balm cancer center, also helped create the
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cancer plan. >> if you'd like to find out how to access the new plan, log onto our website. click on news on the home page. >> now, let's get a final update on the forecast with meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk. >> well, for tomorrow, we're going to keep this low humidity. and actually, that means overnight. temperatures dropping down into the 60s. for tomorrow, we will rise once again. but looks like our high tomorrow, only 89 degrees. and right back down through the evening hours. eventually, down into the 60s overnight. so for the rest of the five- day, here's bob. >> tomorrow, runs a little cooler than today. and very dry. 89, 66. look at this. 95, more humid by late in the day. hot and humid friday. upper 90s. 96. good chance of a thunderstorm saturday. and a little cooler, down to 92. partly cloudy skies here sunday. still to come on eyewitness news tonight. the ranks return to -- ravens return to their roots. some players return to the sidelines. >> mark has the latest, live ,,,
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marx is live. he has the wjz the fans sports report. mark? >> yes, denise. and we have breaking news here. as the ravens inside moments ago, confirmed they have signed their most highly sought-after.
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marshall will stay with the ravens. he has agreed to term on a multiyear contract. doors opened to the players. some of them walking out. if you heard earlier in the news, derrick mason told me that he's thankful for his time here in baltimore, believes he can still play, and thinks he can probably still play for the raven fist they can work out a deal. now, mason was let go as a salary cut casualty as were todd heap, kelly heap and gray. it's a sign of the bargaining. but free agents comprise nearly a quarter of the agents in the league, all now scrambling to find jobs. >> they're going to be maybe as many as 500 free agents. maybe as 20 or 30. that's probably the high-end number. who knows what is going to happen. i think you always have to look to make your team better. and there's probably going to be an opportunity in terms of
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the market being flooded with players that has never happened in the history of the american football league and probably won't happen again for at least 10 years. >> reporter: coach john harbaugh, speaking to us earlier at the facility. tomorrow, he'll welcome in all of the players to a mandatory 6:00 p.m. meeting. dallas cowboys will release wide receiver roy williams, and running back, marion barber. don't look for the bengals to trade their quarterback. carson palmer has made it known to the team that he doesn't want to be a bengal anymore. but mike brown says he's not going to trade palmer. palmer under contract. four more years. brown says if he doesn't live up to the commitment, that's it. no point for anybody. nfl transactions will be coming fast and furious. keep up on our website, free agents. who is going where? keep up with our free agent tracker. keep up with the orioles in
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baseball. tonight, the start of a 10-game road trip for the o's. the o's have vladimir guerrero back off the disabled list. so it will be jake arrieta, the starting pitcher. o's pitching has been better lately. but still, obviously the losing has been the bad news. jays go with brandon marrero. you can see it on masn 2. orioles highlights at 11:00. plus, more on the ravens, as they begin arriving for this unusual preseason. back to you for now. >> thank you, mark. be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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don't miss the cbs primetile lineup. it's an episode of 48 hours investigates, followed, of course, by eyewitness news at 11:00. that's it for us tonight. back at 11:00. i'm denise koch. >> for bob and mark, i'm vic carter. don't go away. much more ahead on the cbs evening news, with scott pelley, including can a debt crisis be avoided, as democrats and republicans stand off, just one week away from the august 2nd deadline? we now take you to ,, >> schieffer: tonight, the president put it on the line. >> if you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your member of congress know.
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>> schieffer: and americans flooded the phone lines demanding a deal. (busy signal). >> schieffer: as the government stumbled toward default. ben tracey on america's growing wealth gap. whites now have 20 times the net worth of african americans. new and chilling details of the oslo killer. elizabeth palmer reports he took drugs to stay alert as he massacred 76 victims. and after being blamed for making americans fat, michelle miller says mcdonald's is trying to turn happy meals into healthy meals. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. well, it is one week and counting to august 2. today the president says the government will run out of money and, among other things, will have to stop sending out social security


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